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Herpetology (1858)

Author: Girard, Charles, 1822-1895; Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
Subject: Amphibians; Reptiles
Publisher: Philadelphia, Printed by C. Sherman & son
Year: 1858
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: English
Call number: 39088005637293
Digitizing sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries
Book contributor: Smithsonian Libraries
Collection: biodiversity

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Text has half-title: United States exploring expedition. By authority of Congress

On t.-p. of Atlas: ... Atlas. Herpetology. Prepared under the superintendence of S. F. Baird. By authority of Conress. Philadelphia, C. Sherman & son, printers, 1858

32 plates are described in the text, also listed in the atlas, but only 23 were issued in this edition

"The joint committee of the Library of Congress entered into an engagement with the undersigned, in 1851, to prepare the report upon the herpetological collections made by the United States exploring expedition ... He was permitted to associate Dr. Girard with him in its execution; by whom the determinations and descriptions have been made, the drawings overlooked, and the work carried through the press.--S. F. Baird."--Introd

"The book was done entirely by Dr. Charles Girard, but ... his name was not allowed to appear on the title-page by the naval authorities having the matter in charge, who insisted in publishing this book under the name of Professor Baird, to whom the original contract was given out."--G. B. Goode. The published writings of Dr. Charles Girard, 1891, p. 50

Edition of 100 copies

Includes index

Dark green morocco publisher's binding

Haskell, D.C. U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

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